Frequently Asked Questions
I'm pregnant with my second child, do you think this is a
good idea to take another childbirth class?
Absolutely. Each baby is different and although our bodies
remember labor, and know what to do, it helps our ‘head’ to
remember what exactly is happening. Also, it can be like a
‘date night’ for you and your partner with dedicated time
to focus on THIS pregnancy.
I’ve always heard about Lamaze, do you teach the Lamaze
method or something else?
I am certified International Childbirth Education
Association, ICEA, I chose this organization because their
motto meets so many people’s needs. “Freedom of choice,
based on knowledge of alternatives”. In class I describe
exactly how important this really is when it comes to our
babies birth. Also, I have studied Lamaze, Bradley,
Birthing from Within and The Peterson Method. I use a blend
of teaching techniques and styles to teach what I think
works best, and many of my students will agree that this
blend works really well.
Does my partner need to come to the prenatal breastfeeding
class with me?
We suggest that your support person does attend. You may
bring your husband, mother, or even best friend with you.
Studies show that when the people around the breastfeeding
mother are involved in the education success rates
I really want to have a doula, but my husband doesn't think
we need one, how do talk to him about this?
The doula can actually show your husband how to support you
and bring you closer together. The doula allows for the
partner to participate at his own comfort level. While the
doula probably knows more than your husband about birth,
hospitals and protocol, your husband knows more about you
and your personality. The combined contribution of the
doula and your husband create a competent and caring birth
team. Have your husband meet with the doula or call to
discuss his concerns.
Consult / Prenatal
Counseling / Fear Releasing
Session / Bonding
Visualization / Hospital
Childbirth Preparation Class / Prenatal Breastfeeding
Class / Home Birth Preparation
Class / Private Childbirth